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Old 10-11-2012, 11:39 AM
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Oy! He is such a mench

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Spent $65,000 for match making and dated 250 women but can't find ...

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The multi-millionaire who has spent $65,000 on web dating… and still can't find love
12 years and dates with 250 women without success
His ideal woman must be beautiful, thin, smart, Jewish, have a sense of humor and be from New York
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PUBLISHED: 23:07 EST, 8 October 2012 | UPDATED: 10:36 EST, 9 October 2012
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A multi-millionaire bachelor has revealed he has spent more than $65,000 on matchmaking services and still can't find his ideal wife.
Former Wall Street trader Larry Greenfield, from Long Island, New York, has used six different agencies over the last 12 years in his quest to meet the perfect woman.
He's been on dates with 250 women but, so far, without success.
Now the unlucky in love 47-year-old is claiming the expensive dating services are a 'rip-off'.

Larry Greenfield has been looking for a bride for the last 12 years by using six different dating services with no luck
But the matchmakers claim Mr Greenfield wants women who are simply out of his league.
Mr Greenfield, who retired after a successful career at Opus Trading in Jericho, Long Island, says he would gladly trade his riches in exchange for finding love.
But the lucky woman needs to meet his exacting standards. She must be ...


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Old 10-11-2012, 12:09 PM
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"have a sense of humor and be from New York"


You would think that requirement would be relatively easy to find...I mean, you HAVE to have a sense of humor to live in NY.
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http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=mench
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Its no different than the women in their thirties complaining that there are no good men out there. People don't understand about compromise.
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Sounds like he is looking for my daughter. She meets all the criteria. Except she doesn't like to date A-holes. And he gotta face it, with that track record, he gotta be an A-hole.
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Spent $65,000 for match making and dated 250 women but can't find ...
you're using the word mensch wrong.

Commonly, mensch means good man or good person.

you could say he is a putz or shmuck perhaps.

Maybe he's just a shlimazel.

Or perhaps feygalah. not that there's anything uh, wrong, with that.

he could be full of mishigas. or really meshugana.

BTW, there are plenty of nice shiksa out there.

you're from NY, right?

Clearly, you don't know bupkes.

But don't kvetch about it.

or plotz.
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What does the title of this thread mean?
Imagine a Jewish mother, picture someone who looks and sounds like the mother of George Constanza from Seinfeld describing her beloved son whom she thinks is the best catch as a husband, and she is describing him to the mother of a young Jewish girl that she desires as a wife for her son...

In her shrill, grating voice she will say, "Oy, he is such a mench!". And the meaning is that he is just a nice, softhearted, gentle, kind, and GOOD man. In other word, he is a mench.

"Ahh, he is such a nice man" :dreamy eyes:
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you're using the word mensch wrong.

Commonly, mensch means good man or good person.

you could say he is a putz or shmuck perhaps.

Maybe he's just a shlimazel.

Or perhaps feygalah. not that there's anything uh, wrong, with that.

he could be full of mishigas. or really meshugana.

BTW, there are plenty of nice shiksa out there.

you're from NY, right?

Clearly, you don't know bupkes.

But don't kvetch about it.

or plotz.
Nope. I am using it just right.
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Eww.. That's why that definition got 314 vs. about 40 . That is not what a mench is. Only the first definition there is somewhat correct, but doesn't express the "essence" of Mench. Which is a nice kind man.

Google translate from German to English, Mensch is man, human, human being.
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The matchmakers said Mr Greenfield needs to lower his expectations - and not rely only on his money to find love.
he sounds like a bit of a putz to me.

he wants to attract a woman with his money.
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I first heard the word "mensch" when I was starting to learn German as a kid. Never quite heard of the mench iteration of it before, but hey - if it's on urbandictionary then it has to be correct ..... right?
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I first heard the word "mensch" when I was starting to learn German as a kid. Never quite heard of the mench iteration of it before, but hey - if it's on urbandictionary then it has to be correct ..... right?
It's a very common and well known word in NYC, as a few of the more colorful words found their way into the everyday language. "Schmock" is one example that is well known, it's literally means a "dick", but in everyday usage it means someone that is not exactly a dick.

So mensch is not exactly the translation from German (human), but the usage in Yiddish took the meaning of something like "a really good human being". But someone who has a good heart.

Anyway, I used mensch in the title as a tongue in cheek. He might be a mensch but he probably also a schmuck.
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Having grown up on LI, I've known some people like this, this guy just happens to be the uber version. When the OP used "mensch" I figured sarcasm.

One of the guy's wishes I can understand -- many of my Jewish friends were looking only for a Jewish mate. As I grew up Catholic, there was family pressure to marry in the faith and for a lot of Jews there's the same pull.

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Having grown up on LI, I've known some people like this, this guy just happens to be the uber version. When the OP used "mensch" I figured sarcasm.

One of the guy's wishes I can understand -- many of my Jewish friends were looking only for a Jewish mate. As I grew up Catholic, there was family pressure to marry in the faith and for a lot of Jews there's the same pull.

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never heard that one.

BTW, he lives in Plainview. With his money he should be in NYC.
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never heard that one.

BTW, he lives in Plainview. With his money he should be in NYC.
He had his office in Jericho and lives in Plainview. His muter must live nearby.

You're right, he should be in the City -- and women in NYC are going to look at someone who lives in Nassua Co as living in the sticks.
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He had his office in Jericho and lives in Plainview. His muter must live nearby.

You're right, he should be in the City -- and women in NYC are going to look at someone who lives in Nassua Co as living in the sticks.
I grew up in Farmingdale. Plainview is one town over. It's nice there but solid burbs.

Looked a bit long in the tooth when I was there this summer after being gone 30 years.
The A&P supermarket building - which had closed a million years ago - was still there and empty.
The movie theatre had become chopped up into offices and downtown was overall kinda dingy.
Bethpage State Park and golf course is right there.
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but seriously, it's interesting how many Yiddish words ended up in American English.
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Nope. I am using it just right.
If you are using the Yiddish word, then you are

a) using it wrong
b) spelling it wrong

If you are NOT using the Yiddish word mensch, but rather some other slang word, then why the Oy?
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If you are using the Yiddish word, then you are

a) using it wrong
b) spelling it wrong

If you are NOT using the Yiddish word mensch, but rather some other slang word, then why the Oy?
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